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Lithuania, Prienai
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"Prienai" () is a city in Lithuania situated on the Neman River. In 2001 the city had 11,353 inhabitants. The name of the city is a derivative from a surname "Prienas".A. Vanagas. Lietuvos miestų vardai. 1996, p.182 Pociūnai Airport is associated with the city.

istor
The first documented mention of Prienai is in 1502 when the Grand Duke of Lithuania Alexander gave the land of Prienai to the noble Mykolas Glinskis. Magdeburg rights were granted to the city in 1609, beginning a period of growth that continued through the 17th and 18th century.

During World War II, when it was occupied by German troops, Prienai lost many of its inhabitants. People emigrated or were expelled, while the Nazis killed the Jews.

Famous people
*Joseph Gottfarstein (1903-1980), German historic and philologist
*Bljuma Seigarnik (1900-1988), Russian psychologist
*Jonas Kazlauskas (1930-1970), Lithuanian scientist, philology professor of Vilnius University, historical grammatics and baltic philology researcher
*Justinas Marcinkevičius, poet
*Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas, writer
*Vytautas Petkevičius, writer
*Matas Šalčius, writer, traveler
*Vytautas Jurgis Bubnys, writer
*Sonata Milušauskaitė, race walker

Industry
Industry establishment began at the end of the XVII century, when paper manufactory was founded. 1868 beer brewery of high quality beer founded. It was active until 1941.
AB „Sportinė aviacija“ for a long time was the only glider factory in Soviet Union. It was founded 1969. Here was created the first Lithuanian glassfibre glider BK-7 "Lietuva".

nternational relation

win towns - Sister citie

Prienai is a member of the , a town twinning association of 23 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.


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